Ben Fogle explores the Call of the Wild at the Cheltenham Town Hall

Ben Fogle

Ben Fogle - Credit: Archant

Top TV adventurer, Ben Fogle takes to the stage at Cheltenham Town Hall on October 20 in first major solo tour

TV adventurer Ben Fogle has undertaken some of the most physically and mentally demanding challenges known to man; he has raced the Marathon des Sables - dubbed the ‘toughest footrace on Earth’ – which crosses the Sahara where temperatures can exceed 50°C; he has rowed across the Atlantic Ocean; he has reached the South Pole on foot; he has crossed the Empty Quarter; and he has lived in the wilds of some of the most inhospitable environments. All of which, comes despite being a self-confessed urbanite

Now the adventuring presenter and best-selling author is undertaking a new challenge; his first-ever major solo theatre tour, as he takes to stages across the UK to recount how he was drawn to, and became so enamoured by, a life in the wild with his brand new ‘audience with…’ style lecture show, Call of the Wild, presented by Speakers from the Edge, in association with Rohan and Garmin

Speaking ahead of the tour, Ben said “This is the first time I have ever done anything like this. I have done talks before but this is more sharing my life and adventures with the audience.” He continues “It is the story of how I got to where I am today and of how someone who grew up in London ended up working in the furthest, wildest corners of the world and how it’s made me the person that I am. It will be really nice to actually go and meet people and hopefully leave them feeling inspired. That’s the idea. I am nervous about doing live shows to thousands of people at all those different venues but if you don’t have any nerves, something is wrong.”

Call of the Wild is touring UK theatres in autumn 2015 and will be showing at the Cheltenham Town Hall on Tuesday, 20 October - to book tickets, contact the Box Office on 08445 762210 or visit www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk

For further details, visit www.speakersfromtheedge.com